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Walker, Ramey earn trips to state final

Walker sets school record in 200-meter dash

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Freshman Sanaii Walker set a school record and helped the girls track and field team take eighth place with 39 points at its MHSAA regional meet at Clio on Friday, May 18.

In addition, Walker and junior Mackenzie Ramey advanced to the Division 2 state final.

Walker had an outstanding meet, qualifying for the state final in three events.

In addition, junior Mackenzie Ramey earned her to trip to the final in the shot put.

On the track, Walker won the 400-meter dash with a personal record of 59.99 seconds and advances to the state final as the No. 6 seed. Finishing first or second automatically qualifies an athlete for the state final.

In the 200 dash, Walker placed second in a personal-best time of 26.06, which is the No. 4 seed in the final. Walker’s sprint smashed Ave’r McKay’s 2017 school record of 26.28.

Walker also qualified for the final after taking third place in the 100 dash with a 12.68 sprint. The time was also a personal record and it tied her as the No. 5 seed going into the final.

In shot put, Ramey placed second with a throw of 38 feet, 9.5 inches. The shot put was extremely competitive and Ramey’s second-place regional finish seeds her at the No. 4 spot going into the state final.

The Hornets had four other athletes score by placing in the top eight.

In a field event, junior Mary Wheeler tossed the discus 97-03 and placed sixth.

On the track, the 1600-relay team took seventh place. The team consisted of senior Madison Jordan, sophomore Stacia Tipton, sophomore Sydney Walker, and Walker. The relay team finished with a time of 4:34.74.

In addition to setting the school record in the 200, Walker set freshman class records in all three open races. The three records were previously held by the following athletes:

  • 100m Chandra Traylor, 13.0, 1990
  • 200m Wendy Gusie, 27.3, 1978
  • 400m Jenny Thompson, 1:00.1, 1990

Frankenmuth took home the regional championship trophy, winning with 118.5 points. Marysville scored 77.5 for second place.

Walker and Ramey will compete at Zeeland in the Division 2 state final Saturday, June 2.

Kearsley will compete in the Metro League Championship at Clio on Wednesday, May 23.

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